January 20, 2017: Link Exchange & Discussion 01/20/2017 159 Added to OHD on 1/20/17 - Last OHD Update: 9/30/19 - 159 Comments Click here to jump to comment box. 158 Comments on January 20, 2017: Link Exchange & Discussion OHD does not represent homes on this site. Contact the agent listed for details including current price and status. Kelly, OHD says: 11683 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 01/20/2017 at 7:19 pm Sorry no posts today. Just felt “off” so took a day. I know there’s nothing fancy about the home, although look closer and you’ll see the stained glass window and what looks like an awesome front door. But the family was great, that little girl crazy adorable, it had to be shared. Log in to Reply Annabelle says: 93 comments 01/20/2017 at 7:40 pm You can just tell that she’s daddy’s girl! Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11683 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 01/20/2017 at 8:36 pm lol, I thought the same! Log in to Reply C.J. Hutchinson says: 21 comments 01/22/2017 at 4:56 pm She sure is rockin’ those hair bows! Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2183 comments 01/20/2017 at 9:05 pm Love the huge bows that were put in little girls’ hair in that era. Glad you mentioned the stained glass – made me take a second look! Hope you feel better… Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1116 comments 01/21/2017 at 10:34 pm I agree! A comfy pretty home and an adorable ‘BowBaby’ in her Daddy’s arms. Ahhh, life is good. Log in to Reply says: 183 comments 01/21/2017 at 2:06 am Kelly, you can find the best photos to share on Friday. You do such an excellent job. I know we all appreciate you very much. Log in to Reply Kalani says: 48 comments 01/21/2017 at 10:57 am ditto from me! I am new to this site and enjoying it so much!! Thanks Kelly!! Log in to Reply Marsha Bell says: 8 comments 01/21/2017 at 7:12 am Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for all that you do so we can enjoy seeing these homes! Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 01/21/2017 at 9:41 am That little girl is pretty special. Adorable. Log in to Reply Scott Cunningham says: 390 comments 01/21/2017 at 9:52 am Nothing fancy about the house, but the family is obviously proud of it…. Its well kept and cared for, and obviously a “home”. Log in to Reply Barbara says: 5 comments 01/21/2017 at 11:10 am Hope you’re fit as a fiddle by tomorrow ? Log in to Reply Randall says: 3 comments 01/21/2017 at 1:07 pm I absolutely love OHD!!! I’ve always loved old homes. I always look forward to browsing through them. Thanks Randall Log in to Reply Lynn says: 12 comments 01/21/2017 at 9:27 pm Hahaha I did the same thing, the little girl is so cute I didn’t even notice the details on the house. Log in to Reply CharlesB says: 481 comments 01/20/2017 at 7:46 pm The picture nicely demonstrates that, at the close of the 19th century, even 800 sf working-class domiciles had some pizazz! Western New York is celebrated for its distinctive cobblestone houses, constructed for the most part from the 1820s to the 1840s. They were made from rounded, surf-polished stones deposited on ancient lake beaches, carefully sorted by size and color to create an eye-catching tapestry. Here is an especially nice example, priced just a smidge over $35 thou: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3175-State-Route-21_Palmyra_NY_14522_M31816-87158 Log in to Reply Kalani says: 48 comments 01/21/2017 at 10:56 am that Palmyra place is just lovely! Thanks for sharing! Log in to Reply says: 28 comments 01/21/2017 at 12:02 pm I can’t believe such a lovely house is so inexpensive! Granted, they don’t show you much inside. I would not have guessed that it’s as old as it is. Nice find! Log in to Reply cheryl plato says: 180 comments 01/21/2017 at 8:37 pm Street view on the Palmyra home is pastoral, rural and quite scenic! yes what is shown of the house it looks like it’s almost perfect, beautiful home, wonder why such a great low price? I am smitten. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1768 comments 01/22/2017 at 2:15 pm Beautiful example of the wonderful stone houses in that area, which is near where I grew up. The little town of Phelps NY has several — just driving through it is a delight. This house is so attractive. It has a vernacular look but also a dignity & formality. I wish there were more photos! Nice to know there’s a toilet in the place, but couldn’t we see some of the features of the inside? It must need quite a bit of work to justify that price; Palmyra is an easy commute to Rochester & businesses in its suburbs. It would be a privilege to restore this great house & make it lived in. Log in to Reply Diane says: 68 comments 01/23/2017 at 12:02 pm It’s been too many years since I studied the style in my classes to remember the specifics. I do remember the style of that specific stone work was attributed to one or two families from a specific region in Europe I no longer remember (sorry for the extreme vagueness, I just no longer remember). Their travel across New York state is documented by the houses they built. I do remember when one family in central NYS learned by accident that the old house on their property that they’d let the fire department burn down for a lesson in fire fighting was a prized home attributed to this small group of stone home builders, but I don’t remember all the specifics. I can discuss their stone placement, use of cement, etc., but the specifics about the people involved is gone. I do watch for their houses when I travel along the route they took across NYS. I feel like I’ve found a treasure if I see one. Log in to Reply CharlesB says: 481 comments 01/23/2017 at 3:32 pm I’ve come across some of the same info in my travels; I believe the originators came from somewhere in England. Here’s a little more in the way of background: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/16/nyregion/16cobble.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobblestone_architecture Log in to Reply ToniC says: 11 comments 01/20/2017 at 8:25 pm http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/928-Lincoln-Ave-Bedford-IN-47421/85549291_zpid/ Log in to Reply says: 28 comments 01/21/2017 at 12:05 pm Cool house! Any guess what that reflective surface on the counter might be? You can see it in one of the other kitchen photos too. 1 Log in to Reply ToniC says: 11 comments 01/22/2017 at 7:35 pm I wondered about that too. I have no idea. Log in to Reply Rachel Shoemaker says: 87 comments 01/20/2017 at 8:27 pm Here’s an Aladdin Brentwood (kit home). http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/300-Milledge-Cir-Athens-GA-30606/54371037_zpid/ Here’s the original in Bay City Michigan for comparison. It was on the market a while back. http://www.trulia.com/homes/Michigan/Bay_City/sold/535295-2157-5th-St-Bay-City-MI-48708 Log in to Reply Ken Ball says: 14 comments 01/21/2017 at 8:52 am Love the Athens GA home! Log in to Reply Meka says: 6 comments 01/22/2017 at 2:22 am Ha! Same bones, different locations, $1,000,000 difference in price… Log in to Reply Lori says: 117 comments 01/22/2017 at 10:45 pm Love the Athens GA home but not the price tag! 😉 Log in to Reply Wendi Sue says: 72 comments 01/20/2017 at 8:48 pm the little girl is so cute! Its funny how the wife is standing so far away from her husband. I’ve wondered about the way the 2nd floor overhangs the 1st floor in the 1st picture on the left hand side. I’ve seen it on some of the houses in my area and it just looks odd. This one at least has some decorative woodwork so it doesn’t look so weird. its a cute little house. thank you for sharing Log in to Reply says: 183 comments 01/21/2017 at 2:26 am It needs that top of the porch and the cute finial decoration to make it look right. Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2183 comments 01/20/2017 at 8:49 pm Brick colonial revival, 1930, on a lovely street in great neighborhood. Looks like a comfy house. I like the windows in this house, esp. the wide bump-out with multiple casement windows. The kitchen is not what I would chose, but I kind of like it – light & bright looking. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2236-Douglas-Cres-Utica-NY-13501/31574309_zpid/ Log in to Reply cheryl plato says: 180 comments 01/21/2017 at 8:47 pm That is a really picturesque neighborhood. Love the lavender house right next to it, actually love all the houses around it. Those little windows on it are unique! Great home! Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2183 comments 01/20/2017 at 8:53 pm Smallish 1929 bungalow in nice, & extremely convenient, neighborhood: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2811-Ferndale-Pl-Utica-NY-13501/31574926_zpid/ Log in to Reply Sharon says: 98 comments 01/21/2017 at 10:33 pm This is my kind of cozy! Log in to Reply says: 28 comments 01/20/2017 at 9:00 pm I love the photo! I don’t mind a not fancy house, it shows us more what life was probably like for a lot of people. They seem like a proud little family, Mom is even smiling! 🙂 Here are a few houses from Las Vegas, NM. Some are nicer than others but they all have their charms: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/407-11th-St-Las-Vegas-NM-87701/2100625208_zpid/ I love how bright and airy this one feels. Is that bathtub original? The date of the house is listed as 1915. I’d want to redo the kitchen, the layout is a little wonky, it’s in the addition on the back. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/911-3rd-St-Las-Vegas-NM-87701/2144903242_zpid/ This one looks like it hasn’t been touched much over the years although it appears that it might have been split into 2 apartments once, one upstairs and one downstairs. There’s a lot of what appears to be original features but it needs a fair amount of work. I’m really drawn to this house, I’d love to go and take photos of the interior! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/302-Washington-St-Las-Vegas-NM-87701/2096453265_zpid/ Here’s another great one! I don’t love the kitchen or the bathrooms…or the carpet on the stairs but with some restoration I think this house could be glorious! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/426-Valencia-St-Las-Vegas-NM-87701/2097719537_zpid/ 1870! This poor house needs some love but look at the vigas and beams in some of the rooms! It appears that there was a fire and minimal repairs have been made but it’s not nearly as bad as some other houses I’ve seen that have successfully been restored. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1030-5th-St-Las-Vegas-NM-87701/2117721246_zpid/ There’s a lot to love about this house! It appears to have been split into at least 2 apartments and there’s no denying it could use a loving owner to fix it up a bit and make some of the original character shine. It looks really spacious and that turquoise kitchen needs some reworking (Get the white paint off of all the trim! Reopen that sealed up door! Find a new home for the hot water heater) but I really like the cabinets. Those built in drawers in the bedroom are really cool, I’d love to get the paint off the hardware. Overall this house looks like it’s been covered in paint about 12 too many times but that may not be a bad thing because it seems to have sealed some origin details onto the house, no one has wanted to slough through the layers to change it out. It’s not wildly unique or anything but it is certainly entering. Log in to Reply says: 183 comments 01/21/2017 at 2:49 am I like the architecture of the last photo. What sealed up door are you referring to? Are you talking about the door or wall in the third photo? Log in to Reply jeklstudio says: 1116 comments 01/21/2017 at 10:43 pm There appears to be a closed off door behind/under the wall mounted turquoise cabinets in the kitchen. Log in to Reply Jenny McCoy says: 149 comments 01/21/2017 at 9:06 am Wow, I like your choices, HennyPenny! All the places you showed must have some interesting stories to tell. Thanks for sharing. Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 01/21/2017 at 9:49 am thank you for the tour of Las Vegas, NM…I really like the 2nd and 4th houses the best. Both could be charming. Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3301 comments 01/21/2017 at 10:05 am The 1870 house on Valencia Street is my favorite. Lots of work needed but potential to be an amazing show home of local style. Log in to Reply says: 8 comments 01/22/2017 at 7:51 am I love the 3rd and 4th ones. The fire damage on the latter is unfortunate but it has so many beautiful details. What a beauty it would be. Log in to Reply DANPDX says: 80 comments 01/20/2017 at 9:23 pm Here are a few Western properties you might enjoy: 1. Lovely Craftsman home in Port Orchard (commuting suburb near Seattle/Tacoma.) The home has been rennovated/updated, but still retains many features and AMAZING views of the bay: 228 Seattle Ave Port Orchard, WA 98366 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/228-Seattle-Ave-Port-Orchard-WA-98366/23429169_zpid 2. 1917 Tacoma mansion..love that millwork and leaded glass windows: 509 N Tacoma Ave Tacoma, WA 98403 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/509-N-Tacoma-Ave-Tacoma-WA-98403/49202685_zpid 3. Aberdeen, WA…loving the stair and clinker fireplace in this one… 220 W 10th St Aberdeen, WA 98520 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/220-W-10th-St-Aberdeen-WA-98520/55048246_zpid 4. Beautiful mansion in The Dalles, OR. The town was originally founded as a military fort during the early settlement and indian conflicts in 1850, after the massacres at the Whitman Mission near Walla Walla, WA. Retention of original features in this one is amazing considering its location. The home appears to have been built about 1909 (the address was occupied at that time by a Hollis S Wilson, City Director.) The home was then purchased in 1910 by Delaney P. Ketchum, a prosperous sheep buyer who purchased several thousand acres near The Dalles to raise sheep. The family lived in the home for a number of years. The unpainted woodwork and curb appeal as well as the price is…well…just take a look: 216 E 5th St The Dalles, OR 97058 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/216-E-5th-St-The-Dalles-OR-97058/123072206_zpid Log in to Reply Michael Mackin says: 2015 comments 01/20/2017 at 10:58 pm The house in The Dalles is nothing short of amazing! Thanks for the post! Log in to Reply says: 183 comments 01/21/2017 at 3:00 am The woodwork inside The Dalles, Oregon house is beautiful. Log in to Reply KRS says: 53 comments 01/21/2017 at 9:36 am Love the house in The Dalles. I never would have expected the interior to be that grand and beautiful. The exterior seems so simple. Look at the court house across the street! Thanks for sharing. Log in to Reply NEdebh says: 28 comments 01/21/2017 at 12:22 pm The Dalles house..nothing short of Wonderful! Would love living there..I’d just set in that entry and absorb the Warmth! Thank you for posting! Log in to Reply says: 28 comments 01/22/2017 at 6:00 pm #1 Oh wow! Way out of my price range but I see why it’s priced the way it is. They do not let you forget the view this house offers either, lol! Here’s the kitchen, HERE’S THE WATER, here’s the bathroom, here’s a bedroom WITH A VIEW OF THE WATER, etc… I can’t blame them though. I’ve never loved granite but the cabinet choice int he kitchen is very nice, that was a good choice. #3 Very cool to see such a lovely house in Aberdeen! I’ve always wanted to visit, huge NIRVANA fan that I am. Every documentary that talks about Aberdeen paints it as a dismal miserable little dying town so it’s lovely to see that they were being dramatic (or maybe speaking of the condition of the town during a different time) and hey! The sun does shine there! And there are some beautiful homes and neighborhoods 🙂 #4 That bathrooom is over the top in a good way: the wallpaper, the stained glass, the vanity, wow! Log in to Reply DANPDX says: 80 comments 01/23/2017 at 8:19 pm Thanks! Aberdeen had been a somewhat depressed town since the 60’s-70’s with the decline of the lumber industry there. However, I think fortunes are changing with the latest housing boom as properties in King County (Seattle) have gone out of sight, Aberdeen is starting to become more of a commute town. It had some very wealthy residents in the early part of the 20th century, so there may be home for the remaining jewels like the home above. Log in to Reply Zoomey says: 498 comments 01/22/2017 at 6:12 pm The last house is astonishing. What amazing woodwork throughout the first floor. I’d kill for the kitchen in the Aberdeen house! Looks like a real cook designed it. Fabulous! Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2183 comments 01/20/2017 at 10:06 pm House #2 – Love the staircase, & the landscaping, esp. in pic #2! Then, house #4 – Wow, its entire entrance & staircase! Gorgeous!!! Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2183 comments 01/21/2017 at 7:44 pm Pic #22 (not 2), re: the landscaping of house #2! Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 795 comments 01/20/2017 at 10:22 pm I really like this. I know it needs work, but I think its a sweet house. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/399-7th-Ave-NE-Dawson-GA-39842/76600990_zpid/ Another project house. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1056-Bristol-Pike-Bensalem-PA-19020/8948188_zpid/ More work to be found here. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/45-S-Bradford-St-Dover-DE-19904/48146930_zpid/ I would like to see inside this! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/606-W-Ohio-Ave-Sebring-OH-44672/34789712_zpid/ Super cute condo. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/201-E-End-Ave-APT-2-Pittsburgh-PA-15221/11341170_zpid/ Log in to Reply Michael Mackin says: 2015 comments 01/20/2017 at 11:10 pm I agree with you on the house in Dawson. It doesn’t look too overwhelming either. Log in to Reply JOE says: 730 comments 01/20/2017 at 11:58 pm The Georgia house is amazing with all of that space. A shame about the vinyl, but that can be taken off. The Bensalem house has what I can only describe as turretlets through the roof that are something I’ve never seen. They are like dormers on speed. The Dover house has a lot of potential. Love the brick walks by the street and it is a short ride to Rehoboth Beach which is where my family beached when I was growing up. Some cousins still do. Delaware has no sales tax so there are lots of outlet shopping centers. I know people who drive to the outlets just to save on prices and taxes. Anyway, I prefer fixers so those choices are good to me. Thanks for posting them. Log in to Reply says: 183 comments 01/21/2017 at 3:23 am Love the architecture of the first one very much. The second one in Bensalem, PA is my favorite. The third one is good, too. Log in to Reply Daughter of George says: 979 comments OHD Supporter 1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco 01/21/2017 at 5:31 am Let me add my voice to those admiring the Dawson GA house. It’s lovely, but what thrills me the most is that green linoleum floor on what I guess is a porch. I hope that whoever buys the house also appreciates this durable and charming floor covering. Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 01/21/2017 at 9:58 am Agree with you on Dawson. I’m not typically a huge fan of Victorians, but the spaciousness of this one is wonderful. sometimes they’re overwhelmed with tons of woodwork but this one has a nice balance. Log in to Reply Scott Cunningham says: 390 comments 01/22/2017 at 12:52 pm Dawson home is a grand house in the making… Log in to Reply BungalowGirl says: 148 comments 01/31/2017 at 9:48 am Great houses! I fell for the little Dover, DE one, as I viewed that one first. The Dawson, GA one is marvelous! Log in to Reply Anne M. says: 705 comments 01/20/2017 at 10:24 pm Spacious 1910: http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/South-Hadley-MA/56263887_zpid/36503_rid/1720-1940_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.307784,-72.406426,42.209447,-72.745286_rect/11_zm/0_mmm/ A 1915 bargain: http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Springfield-MA/56231627_zpid/7221_rid/1720-1940_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.16213,-72.3769,42.063567,-72.71576_rect/11_zm/0_mmm/ 1907 Texas, with enough shiplap to send Joanna Gaines into a happy dance & a great kitchen: http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/San-Antonio-TX/26118046_zpid/6915_rid/1720-1940_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/29.897805,-97.212525,28.972103,-99.923401_rect/8_zm/2_p/0_mmm/ Three apartments 1929: http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Holyoke-MA/56175285_zpid/11959_rid/1720-1940_built/globalrelevanceex_sort/42.321493,-72.301026,42.12471,-72.978745 Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3301 comments 01/21/2017 at 10:14 am The Texas house is also on “Magnolia” Ave which is the Gaines’ signature logo. Almost weird . . . Log in to Reply says: 8 comments 01/22/2017 at 8:08 am I was thinking the same thing. I love the curved porch, that gorgeous kitchen sink and the bathrooms. The entire house has been very tastefully done. Log in to Reply John M says: 36 comments 01/20/2017 at 10:56 pm Old department store later a restaurant looks like somebody is already buying it. http://www.farmerco.net/idx/613-Market-Street-Metropolis-IL-62960-mls_410882/?PostalCode=62960&pg=1&OrderBy=-ModificationTimestamp&p=y&n=y Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 795 comments 01/20/2017 at 11:01 pm Vacation home #52 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/14477-Fancher-Ave-Sterling-NY-13064/2095605900_zpid/ Super cute with a vault! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3953-Franklin-St-Lyons-Falls-NY-13368/83939201_zpid/ OMG the tower, the details, the kitchen (blah!), and more. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/662-Mohawk-Dr-Fonda-NY-12068/31060071_zpid/ Rustic charm o’plenty! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/153-Old-Church-Rd-Claremont-NH-03743/113453768_zpid/ Cute house! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2052-Saint-Clair-St-Racine-WI-53402/70367600_zpid/ Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3301 comments 01/21/2017 at 10:57 am Jennifer I always click through on your posts because I think we share the same taste in old houses. You always post winners! The Fonda, NY house is amazing. I wonder if there was a fire, seeing so many boarded up windows. The winter picture is my favorite. The house is Claremont, NH is for sure rustic–odd to see vines growing in the house, and yet there is a very nice new looking front loader washing machine, so it can’t be exactly abandoned. Peculiar. Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 795 comments 01/22/2017 at 4:53 pm Aw thanks! Sometimes a house will strike me, but have been remodeled too much. Then I can’t stop thinking about it and share it anyway. LOL! Sometimes I just find incredible stuff and want to take on the project. Lately I have been following Ross and getting caught up on the Cross House and remind myself I don’t have it in me to do a complete run down home. So I hope someone here will! Log in to Reply JimH says: 4845 comments OHD Supporter 01/21/2017 at 12:48 pm Jennifer, thanks for Danascara Place in Fonda. Amazing early history there, but mostly the c.1870 rebuild for descendant Alfred DeGraff visible now. There’s an ancient burial ground behind the house: http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2306394 It looked OK in 2010 for $450k, then a fire in 2011: http://suburbhunting.blogspot.com/2010/01/662-mohawk-dr-mohawk-ny-12068.html https://dailygazette.com/article/2011/06/04/0604_Rescue Log in to Reply Michael Mackin says: 2015 comments 01/21/2017 at 4:44 pm I love the house in Fonda. What a great house at a good price as well! Log in to Reply says: 8 comments 01/22/2017 at 8:19 am I agree, you have excellent taste in old houses. The Fonda house is amazing (except for that kitchen *shudder*) and I would live there in a heartbeat. The staircase and wall coverings in the hall of the Sterling house also caught my eye. Great details that you just don’t find many places anymore. Thank you for sharing. Log in to Reply says: 28 comments 01/20/2017 at 11:11 pm Here are some more from Las Vegas, NM. It’s the closest town near me that has *affordable* Victorian houses. There are a few other styles as well. For history buffs one of the most noteworthy features of the town is The Castaneda Hotel, https://www.abqjournal.com/385849/new-owner-shows-off-historic-las-vegas-nm-hotel.html which was part of the Harvey House chain (the nearby Alvarado in Albuquerque was bulldozed in the 1960’s to make way for a parking lot and everyone has regretted it ever since, that was a horrid mistake and one that has brought shame to the city. Seriously, it’s a source of embarrassment to have let such a treasure meet that terrible fate.). El Tovar, the hotel at the south rim of the Grand Canyon is another of Fred Harvey’s hotels. I hear The Castaneda Hotel has been restore although it may still be ongoing. I was there once about 6 years ago and it was still boarded up but it was lovely to wander around outside. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/307-Grand-Ave-Las-Vegas-NM-87701/2100625203_zpid/ This is a nice house, I like the kitchen (super straight forward thoughts there!). I’d paint the wall a different color and change the counter surface but I like the cabinets. Would that heating vent (?) be original or added later? From what I can tell I think I’ve seen a floor plan for this house design somewhere before but that’s just a guess. This is very nearby The Castaneda Hotel. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1507-S-Gonzales-St-Las-Vegas-NM-87701/2100324865_zpid/ This is kind of unusual. I love the windows and built in cabinet. The kitchen is NOT my style but it’s kind of a fun house nonetheless. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/917-Lincoln-St-Las-Vegas-NM-87701/2096297742_zpid/ This one starts off looking completely untouched…until you get to the kitchen! It’s not a bad kitchen just a bit of a shock after the first few photos. It seems out of place BUT I’ve seen much worse updates. Another cute house in an old neighborhood. The view of all the other houses from the backyard probably hasn’t changed much over the past 97 years! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1100-Douglas-Ave-Las-Vegas-NM-87701/2133705716_zpid/ This one is just cute! Look at the wallpaper in the kitchen! Whoever painted this house LOVES seafoam green! Honestly, I do too. I do not love the carpet, the ceiling tiles (?), and whatever light they put in the dining room (it remind me of a public school from the 70’s) but that can all be changed. The kitchen is so cool and I like that the basement is totally usable. Decent size yard and big garage too. Log in to Reply says: 183 comments 01/21/2017 at 4:22 am Like the kitchen in the Lincoln Street, Las Vegas house. Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3301 comments 01/21/2017 at 11:01 am I like the last house the best. Great kitchen, I would totally keep that wallpaper, but what the heck is the surface on that island? Can’t figure it out! Log in to Reply Jennifer HT says: 795 comments 01/21/2017 at 12:17 am last one… for tonight. lol So clean and ready to go! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1962-Portland-Ave-Saint-Paul-MN-55104/2045713_zpid/ I adore this. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6638-Lakeshore-Dr-Dallas-TX-75214/26706828_zpid/ So much to love. The wood is great. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1504-SE-Poplar-Ave-Portland-OR-97214/53897093_zpid/ Lovely. Large yard for San Fran. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1438-29th-Ave-San-Francisco-CA-94122/15105083_zpid/ I dig the brown stove lol! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1812-10th-Ave-Oakland-CA-94606/24759398_zpid/ Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3301 comments 01/21/2017 at 11:07 am That first house leaves me cold–literally and figuratively. If someone is staging a house in Minnesota in the winter, perhaps some warmer colors would help! That Dallas house is amazing, other than the blah kitchen. I love the tile on the outside steps; such a nice detail! The Portland house is really great, and I love the probably original lino in the basement, although I’m not personally a fan of the swoopy white hangings to hide the ceiling. I appreciate what they were trying to do though. That San Francisco house is great! I love how it has a modern, appealing vibe but they have left the kitchen largely original looking. Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2183 comments 01/21/2017 at 7:50 pm Thise first two houses… I’d gladly live in either one of them! Log in to Reply Victoria says: 135 comments 01/21/2017 at 10:06 pm Great price for the SF central Sunset house. Those taxes can’t be right, though. I used to live a few blocks away at 22nd and Lawton, it was a lovely neighborhood. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1768 comments 01/22/2017 at 2:26 pm Me too. Nice area but in the fog all summer! Brrrr. Log in to Reply akd1953 says: 198 comments 01/22/2017 at 11:10 am I agree the Minnesota house could use some warmer colors. The bathroom is the warmest looking room of them all. It is a very nice well kept house. Log in to Reply DANPDX says: 80 comments 01/22/2017 at 6:46 pm Love the millwork & leaded windows in the Poplar Ave home…looks like they captured our once-in-10 years snow storm that just blew through the Portland area as well. Schools shut down for a week and City traffic mostly halted… Log in to Reply says: 28 comments 01/21/2017 at 12:24 am I guess Las Vegas, NM is my theme for the week. I’ll do a bunch from Raton, NM next Friday 🙂 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/906-3rd-St-Las-Vegas-NM-87701/2100632506_zpid/ THIS ONE HAS POCKET DOORS! I’m sold. Just kidding, the commute would be too long but I can dream. It’s totally move in ready, it looks like any “updates” were done conservatively, I don’t think I’d change anything about it. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1036-7th-St-Las-Vegas-NM-87701/121760210_zpid/ NOW we’re getting fancier! Before I say anything else, is that a light built into the handrail at the bottom of the sitars?! The built ins, the radiators, the windows, the fireplaces! This house has so much! There are definitely some changes I’d make and um, does that bucket in the hallway mean there’s a leak in the ceiling? Kind of an odd photo… but great house! This house appeared here a few weeks ago: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2016/12/22/1905-las-vegas-nm-2/#comment-130385 If you wondered about the house in the background in the 3rd photo, it’s for sale too! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/519-Washington-St-Las-Vegas-NM-87701/2095622071_zpid/ It looks really nice and well cared for. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1301-8th-St-Las-Vegas-NM-87701/2099132237_zpid/ This is kind of an odd one. It was turned into an office of some kind. So part of the building is super charming and original and the other part is very sterile and new. I wonder about the exterior design. I’d love to see some old photos of what it used to look like. I guess if someone needed an office this would be a fun option. Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3301 comments 01/21/2017 at 11:12 am I love the 7th street house, but I don’t understand people/realtors not at least tidying a place up before taking listing photos. Same with the Washington St. photos–one photo even has someone sitting at the computer! Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2183 comments 01/21/2017 at 9:40 pm I’ve never understood the lack of tidying one sees for some real estate photos, either! Log in to Reply Lindsay G says: 582 comments 01/21/2017 at 12:39 am The Little girl in the picture is too adorable! She definitely has a photogenic face! What a little angel. ? A 1911 home from Indiana with beautifully carved woodwork. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/615-W-Colfax-Ave-South-Bend-IN-46601/94561061_zpid/ A rather pricey 1935 home with some amazing details and nice stained glass. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3630-Magnolia-Blvd-W-Seattle-WA-98199/48942843_zpid/ A darling little 1893 queen anne victorian located in Minnesota. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4629-Fremont-Ave-S-Minneapolis-MN-55419/1836700_zpid/ A 1917 mansion located in Baltimore Maryland. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4001-Greenway-Baltimore-MD-21218/36471694_zpid/ A 1915 cute wooden bordered home. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3358-Ruckle-St-Indianapolis-IN-46205/1110161_zpid/ This 1911 church/house building is absolutely amazing inside and out. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1455-N-Alabama-St-Indianapolis-IN-46202/2101084705_zpid/ A 1908 prairie style home that’s a bit on the pricey side but beautiful nevertheless. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/501-NW-15th-St-Oklahoma-City-OK-73103/21846533_zpid/ Log in to Reply Ed Ferris says: 311 comments 01/21/2017 at 7:43 pm Indianapolis has been doing better, economically, recently, but Fall Creek – Mapleton, which includes the 3300 block of Ruckle, is still ghetto. Although it was a better middle-class neighborhood in its day, they built fourteen houses per side per block, as you can tell from the house numbers. Log in to Reply Ross says: 1 comments 01/21/2017 at 8:58 am Can anyone date the popularity of the lattice fence for me? Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11683 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 01/21/2017 at 9:21 am I was wondering the same thing after I saw it. For some reason I thought lattice fences were a “newer” invention. Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 23 comments 01/21/2017 at 11:15 am Lattice, Latticework, and Treillage are words to describe similar things. It’s been around throughout western history and has been used both indoors as decorative design and outdoors as walls, buildings, and furnishings. Do a google search on Treillage and you will be surprised at how some make humble latticework. Or, just look here: http://www.accentsoffrance.com/home/ Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11683 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 01/21/2017 at 11:21 am Impressive, thanks. ChrisICU, I don’t know your real email address but I keep getting bounce backs that yours doesn’t exist, I assume a typo. Just wanted to let you know since you had been signing up for comment notification (so hope you see this!) 🙂 Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 625 comments 01/21/2017 at 11:47 am Thanks, I don’t know why it was misspelled, but I’ve corrected it. 🙂 Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 01/21/2017 at 9:40 am Good morning! Here are a few finds in varying degrees of distress or shine… A foreclosure in Cairo IL…an old kitchen, lovely staircase but no bathroom pictures, which means they too might be original… http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2601-Washington-Ave-Cairo-IL-62914/115596107_zpid/ A house in Russellville, KY that was formerly a bank, robbed by Jesse James. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/296-S-Main-St-Russellville-KY-42276/2101514895_zpid/ A quaint log cabin in VA… http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/623-Creek-Valley-Rd-Stuart-VA-24171/2098983306_zpid/ A foreclosed bungalow in Thomasville, NC that has a lot of potential, but needs a great deal of work. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4252-Old-Highway-29-Thomasville-NC-27360/5743102_zpid/ On the other end of the Thomasville spectrum, a lovely 1941 Colonial revival with not one, but two paneled dens. sigh. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/201-Lake-Dr-E-Thomasville-NC-27360/5736860_zpid/ Lastly, an interesting 1936 “moderne” GE House of tomorrow in Abilene, TX that could be wonderful if simply emptied out a bit. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/201-Lake-Dr-E-Thomasville-NC-27360/5736860_zpid/ p.s. feel better, Kelly! Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 01/21/2017 at 10:22 am whoops…sorry. I accidentally posted the lux Thomasville house twice. Below is the correct link to the 1936 GE House of Tomorrow… http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2142-Idlewild-St-Abilene-TX-79605/53295135_zpid/ Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1768 comments 01/22/2017 at 3:26 pm The Cairo house has so much potential! Love it. The photos are atmospheric too, whether meant to be or not. I adore the KY former bank! What a gorgeous house they made it — the window- and door surrounds are so lovely; everything is. Ditto the 2nd Thomasville place, comfortable, stylish, graceful and how I wish I could live there! Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3301 comments 01/21/2017 at 11:17 am I adore the Cairo house. I have lots of relatives in that area, perhaps one of them once lived in this house. Piques the imagination. Fantastic window above the sink. Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 01/21/2017 at 12:01 pm I like the Cairo house too. My friend from Illinois says that this is not a particularly great town. But the house may make it worthwhile. 🙂 Log in to Reply Bethany says: 10 comments 01/21/2017 at 1:49 pm Yes my relatives were country bumpkins for sure ! Log in to Reply cheryl plato says: 180 comments 01/24/2017 at 1:38 am Cairo house is a steal, and so pretty. Did you notice all the cobblestone streets? I love that. Who wouldn’t love to live on a cobblestone avenue? But, what the heck happened to the town? Log in to Reply KRS says: 53 comments 01/21/2017 at 10:08 am Thought I’d share some of my fantasy properties in France. What can I say, a guy and his “chateau dreams”! Not available but so grand! http://www.green-acres.com/en/properties/23060a-0514-13453vm.htm Beautiful chateau that seems to be only one room deep?!? http://www.cabinetlenail.com/ads,for-sale-castle-angers,4874,137vm,en.html Too grand? c’est impossible! http://www.green-acres.com/en/properties/2756a-10085419.htm A chateau with an orangerie! http://www.green-acres.com/en/properties/20802a-12237-mem537.htm Not really a chateau, but those gardens! http://www.cabinetlenail.com/ads,for-sale-house-with-character-fougeres,4874,31vm,en.html Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 625 comments 01/21/2017 at 12:08 pm Hi KRS, regarding your ‘one room deep’ comment: that’s a style that’s not uncommon in certain periods in French history. The French Prime Minister has, at his disposal, a chateau called Pavilion de la Lanterne near Versailles. It was called that, I believe, because at night when the house was lit the light would shine through the windows and make the house light up like an old fashioned lantern. The principal rooms would all be connected to each other and may not have any halls or passages between them. The private bedrooms areas usually do have passages. I’ve heard that style called French Lanterne style, but not sure if that’s correct. BTW, “a la Lanterne” is a French phrase that has a completely different meaning. Here are a couple of interesting and related links: http://thedowneastdilettante.blogspot.com/2010/08/intermission-will-real-la-lanterne.html http://harrisoncoltoncadman.blogspot.com/2014/01/la-lanterne-versailles.html Log in to Reply Scotty says: 19 comments 01/21/2017 at 8:07 pm Love that last one! Log in to Reply Zoomey says: 498 comments 01/22/2017 at 6:55 pm Are you trying to torture me? The chateau with orangerie, well, what can I say? In another life, maybe…. I can’t believe it’s only 1.2M euros. Seems like a lot of gorgeous house for not an enormous amount of money. I love every single speck of it. Sigh. Log in to Reply Paulthedreamer says: 36 comments 01/22/2017 at 8:37 pm Truly “dream” houses. They are lovely. The gardens are beautiful. I like the idea of a one room wide house. It is impressive. I suppose I should buy a lottery ticket ocassionally. LOL Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 23 comments 01/21/2017 at 10:17 am For 300k you not only get a nice house, but four acres and a general store! http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/10746-Macon-Hwy_Jewell_GA_31045_M64057-16204 Is this one really built in 1960? It looks much older. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/13350-Hwy-129-N-Claxton-GA-30417/2100213163_zpid/# Another stunner in Eufala Alabama. How is it that there are so many beautiful homes left here? https://www.trulia.com/property/3257941127-539-N-Randolph-Ave-Eufaula-AL-36027 Methinks there’s something lovely underneath all that…. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/124-Roseland-Dr_Eufaula_AL_36027_M79614-62727 Is that a widows walk? http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/823-W-Barbour-St-Eufaula-AL-36027/109490666_zpid/ Oh Eufala, I can’t quit you. https://www.trulia.com/property/1068486332-206-Rivers-Ave-Eufaula-AL-36027 Log in to Reply Bethany Otto says: 3301 comments 01/21/2017 at 11:27 am The Claxton, GA house has to be a typo. 1860 not 1960, I’m sure. Log in to Reply JOE says: 730 comments 01/21/2017 at 2:36 pm Hey ChrisICU, You have made me a fan of Eufaula, Alabama. The number of houses that have old style and charm that you have shown make it seem like an old style southern town. My take on the house built in 1960 is that the town esthetic would have made it a place where someone who was building a new house in 1960 would want it to look like it was built earlier. To my eye the stairway has a bannister and balusters that look like 60’s stock, and the Mantels do too. My father was a custom home builder working from our home at the time. I grew up with the catalogs of millwork available around the house. At that time that door trim was being mass produced. Although they would likely not be in inventory at the local building supply, they would have been readily available as a special order. On your question about a widow’s walk, it may be one, but the purpose of a widow’s walk as I understand it was that the wife of a sea captain or crew member could go up to the rooftop to see the ships in the harbor to determine if her husband was home from his fishing or voyage. For merchants and ship owner’s, their entire financial future could be either boom or bust depending on whether their “ship came in”. Members of every family in a town might have lost family and fortunes when a ship sank with all hands and cargo. In the day, crewing a sailing ship was a risky business. I think that a captain’s wife would have some idea of when her husband would return, so if it was late she would spend a lot of time up there wondering if she was a widow. Of course some waited in vain for a ship that had sunk, which is why they were called widow’s walks. The idea was that some widows would never give up hope, walking up there every day for years. Now this is just what I have been told, and I don’t know if it is true, but I think it is a good story and I like to tell it and like to hear it. My point is that the house is inland, so a widows walk would be a folly and there would not be a real one there. Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 01/22/2017 at 9:29 am You are spot on regarding the 1960 house. The delicate staircase is a give-away. There was a revival in colonials in this era…a reaction (I think) against Mid-century moderns. This is a great example. I really like these houses because they’re old enough to be well-built, but not so old that major things like foundations, etc, have failed. Log in to Reply Barbara says: 5 comments 01/21/2017 at 11:31 am My brother is finally moving back home after 30 plus years in Colorado, home is Kentucky, he wants to find an old home here that’s a fixer upper, as he is a professional at that, any houses you know of in old Kaintuk would be appreciated, thanks all ! Log in to Reply JOE says: 730 comments 01/21/2017 at 2:49 pm Kelly has set up a great search engine of houses she has shown on this site over time. Some have been on the market a looong time. You can do a search with your state only, which would show actives, pending sale, solds, no longer available, and even those that were torn down for lack of buyers. I don’t think that Kelly gives up on an active until it sells or is taken off of the market. A simple search of Kentucky and for sale would show you a lot of great properties. Hope this is helpful to you. Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 625 comments 01/21/2017 at 7:36 pm Barbara where is your brother moving? There are some easy ways to search online if he has a specific location. Log in to Reply Dwight says: 35 comments 01/21/2017 at 11:41 am Love this house. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/403-N-Maple-Ave_Danville_KY_40422_M45191-87665?ex=KY590787293 Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2183 comments 01/22/2017 at 8:18 pm Yes, agree that is a lovely house! Log in to Reply says: 28 comments 01/21/2017 at 11:51 am Another one for Las Vegas, NM! I guess they have a contest for “Best Historical Remodel” ever year, who knew? http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1017-5th-St-Las-Vegas-NM-87701/2108103525_zpid/ Cute, well maintained, plus it has a spiral staircase! I don’t know that this would have been something the house would have had originally but it’s pretty cool! Also, POCKET DOORS! The kitchen isn’t what would have been there originally but it’s very nice and tastefully done. There’s also two rentals on the property (not shown) so although this is priced higher than other houses this size the rental income should offset the additional cost. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1023-7th-St-Las-Vegas-NM-87701/2119236769_zpid/ Another lovely well cared for home. POCKET DOORS! Those never get old! A wonderful house all around. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/725-Jackson-St-Las-Vegas-NM-87701/2119236855_zpid/ This is different, a stone house! 1886! I LOVE the fence! Everything about that staircase is beautiful! I like that there is a designated laundry room, personally, that’s something I need. I love the carriage house too. The listing is ridiculously brief for a house this interesting and half the photos are excellent, the other half are blurry, not sure what’s up with that. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/524-Columbia-St-Las-Vegas-NM-87701/2140145132_zpid/ Gorgeous! The kitchen is great with lots of old timey charm but I think the stairs were redone in the 90’s. I’d want to make a few modifications to get rid of some of the “upgrades.” http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/26-Camino-Verde-Montezuma-NM-87731/2097248665_zpid/ Last one! COMPLETELY different. Designed by John Gaw Meem (I’m not familiar with him but reading about him I guess I should be, I have seen his work before I now realize). The listing says it was built in 1965 but the description says 1950’s? Either way, lots of wood paneling – in a GOOD way! Real wood! I think the kitchen and at least one of the bathrooms might be original. I love the fence although it’s a totally different era. Lots of big windows, light, fabulous views! It’s twice my budget and despite being out of my typical taste in houses if it were closer and cheaper I would happily live here and never move. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2024 comments 01/21/2017 at 11:54 am Lots of weird mish-mash in this grand lady…Look past that. 1002 Bloom St, Johnstown, PA 15902 $28,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1002-Bloom-St_Johnstown_PA_15902_M34790-54001 108 Carpenter St, Dushore, PA 18614 $59,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/108-Carpenter-St_Dushore_PA_18614_M38444-01536 1757 Route 287 Rte, Morris, PA 16938 $79,900 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1757-Route-287_Morris_PA_16938_M36638-53822 28 Maple St, Addison, NY 14801 $89,000 | 4 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/28-Maple-St_Addison_NY_14801_M46855-26112 Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 01/21/2017 at 3:46 pm Golly, whoever owned the last one wasn’t afraid of paint. The Easter egg colors in the dining room and the Partridge Family bus theme in the kitchen took guts. Log in to Reply GeoffreyPS says: 103 comments 01/23/2017 at 3:22 am ….come on get happy!!! Log in to Reply Julie R says: 10 comments 01/21/2017 at 5:56 pm Good lord, I think there is a wallpaper border on the toilet tank in that first house! Does anyone have a guess as to why the house in Addison is so cheap? I don’t see anything really wrong there, although I would change the funky kitchen. Log in to Reply JimH says: 4845 comments OHD Supporter 01/22/2017 at 3:49 pm Julie, $89k seems like a fair price for the house in Addison. Most folks would think it needs updating and cosmetic work. Addison’s a small town near Corning in the Southern Tier where there’s not great demand for houses and prices are pretty low. The house is in the NRHP Maple Street Historic District. It was built in 1889 by Dr. Rush P. Brown, supposedly for his sister Gertrude who died the same year. Dr. Brown lived and had his office in the larger house next door to the right. Thanks Cora! Log in to Reply JOE says: 730 comments 01/22/2017 at 9:54 pm Julie, you may officially say to me, “Made you look”, and be right. I am amazed by the minds of the people that decorate in unique ways. Perhaps it will become the fashion in the use wallpaper borders in bathroom decor, confirming that I am an anachronism. Thanks for pointing it out. Log in to Reply Rachel Shoemaker says: 87 comments 01/21/2017 at 12:08 pm Someone thought this was a Sears 111, no, not even close. BUT, I thought it was beautiful and needed to be shared! It’s a few months old listing. Sold. Check out all of that original millwork! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3475-Simen-Ave-Pittsburgh-PA-15212/11604052_zpid/ Log in to Reply CocoaG says: 72 comments 01/21/2017 at 5:17 pm 1904 Queen Anne Victorian. Lots of stained glass and unpainted woodwork. I especially love the entry. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/422-N-Baylen-St-Pensacola-FL-32501/2095794734_zpid/ Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2183 comments 01/23/2017 at 2:01 pm That entryway is beautiful! Log in to Reply Wendi Sue says: 72 comments 01/22/2017 at 8:27 pm Have always love Iowa! many bedrooms http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/IA/73093496_zpid/19_rid/1720-1940_built/priced_sort/44.727223,-89.434205,39.057583,-97.344361_rect/6_zm/0_mmm/ love the bathrooms! http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/IA/67207595_zpid/19_rid/1720-1940_built/priced_sort/44.727223,-89.434205,39.057583,-97.344361_rect/6_zm/0_mmm/ The view! http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/IA/89059638_zpid/19_rid/1720-1940_built/priced_sort/44.727223,-89.434205,39.057583,-97.344361_rect/6_zm/0_mmm/ Im home! the bathrooms, the glass, the wood.. swoon! http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/IA/50168097_zpid/19_rid/1720-1940_built/priced_sort/44.727223,-89.434205,39.057583,-97.344361_rect/6_zm/2_p/0_mmm/ The front porch! http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/IA/89059926_zpid/19_rid/1720-1940_built/priced_sort/44.727223,-89.434205,39.057583,-97.344361_rect/6_zm/2_p/0_mmm/ Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2183 comments 01/23/2017 at 2:19 pm My favorite of this batch is the second one. The exterior doesn’t do a lot for me, but… I really like the interior. Plus a great view of & across the river. And yes, every single bathroom in that house is beautiful! Love their basketweave floor tiling. Log in to Reply Wendi Sue says: 72 comments 01/22/2017 at 9:06 pm More from Iowa http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/IA/76771056_zpid/19_rid/1720-1940_built/priced_sort/44.727223,-89.434205,39.057583,-97.344361_rect/6_zm/4_p/0_mmm/ was not expecting interior from just looking at the outside http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/IA/81657344_zpid/19_rid/1720-1940_built/priced_sort/44.727223,-89.434205,39.057583,-97.344361_rect/6_zm/6_p/0_mmm/ what a beauty! http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/IA/76819799_zpid/19_rid/1720-1940_built/priced_sort/44.727223,-89.434205,39.057583,-97.344361_rect/6_zm/6_p/0_mmm/ love the quilts http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/IA/97315947_zpid/19_rid/1720-1940_built/priced_sort/44.727223,-89.434205,39.057583,-97.344361_rect/6_zm/7_p/0_mmm/ Love the color, can’t tell though if its mold or stenciling in the dining room http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/IA/86898625_zpid/19_rid/1720-1940_built/priced_sort/44.727223,-89.434205,39.057583,-97.344361_rect/6_zm/8_p/0_mmm/ Log in to Reply Rosalie says: 10 comments 01/22/2017 at 10:57 pm http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/310-N-4th-St-Murfreesboro-NC-27855/2141718718_zpid/ This Greek Revival cottage was included in Kelly’s featured homes on 10/04/13 and is still available. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1768 comments 01/23/2017 at 10:27 am So sorry to have seen this today! I remember this house from its earlier appearance here & have run across the listing since. It just captivates me. The street view is even more of a knockout — houses of similar vintage & next door, an antique corn crib & a small building within fencing. Since they aren’t mentioned, I suppose they aren’t part of this property; curious as to whether they are used for anything besides their marvelous picturesque-ness. Up the road is a very pretty antique brick house with several outbuildings which Zillow labels “Murfreesboro Police Dept.” I sure hope not! If anything ever looked less like the fuzz, I’ve never seen it. Log in to Reply Rosalie says: 10 comments 01/23/2017 at 5:17 pm Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this home, Laurie. I am also puzzled by the length of time that it has been on the market. I agree that the surrounding neighborhood looks charming and Murfreesboro appears to be an interesting, vibrant college community. Perhaps someone has seen the house in person and can comment about their observations. Log in to Reply Laurie W. says: 1768 comments 01/23/2017 at 5:58 pm I wish somebody could, Rosalie. It has so much going for it in so many ways. Curious about it. The people for whom it is exactly right are out there somewhere, if they will only find it. It’s a little gem — and that might be its trouble, who knows? The neighborhood grabs me as much as the house does. Log in to Reply BungalowGirl says: 148 comments 01/23/2017 at 8:58 am What a great family photo! Here is a house in the town that I live in that I thought was charming enough to share. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/614-Watt-St_Martinsville_VA_24112_M53201-50554#photo0 Log in to Reply Cathy says: 2183 comments 01/23/2017 at 3:11 pm That is a cute house. I was going to say little, but it’s nor as little as it looks – is medium sized. Log in to Reply BungalowGirl says: 148 comments 01/31/2017 at 9:30 am I agree. It’s more of a medium sized house. Really adorable. Log in to Reply BungalowGirl says: 148 comments 01/23/2017 at 9:13 am A few more in Martinsville, VA. that I found worth sharing… The first one, I drive past frequently, and admire, not knowing until now that it had a kitchen sink to die for. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/709-Starling-Ave_Martinsville_VA_24112_M55682-23300#photo36 A cute little salvageable bungalow, waiting for someone to care again… http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/216-Wilson-St_Martinsville_VA_24112_M51787-63568#photo12 Then, there’s this palatial looking one, built in 1959. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1001-Cherokee-Trl_Martinsville_VA_24112_M53461-24916#photo9 This block has a few houses for sale, all by the same owner, and possibly available as a bulk buy. This Craftsman has always caught my eye when driving by. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/512-E-Church-St_Martinsville_VA_24112_M52787-85358#photo9 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/502-E-Church-St_Martinsville_VA_24112_M69914-18142 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/506-E-Church-St_Martinsville_VA_24112_M50066-59938 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/508-E-Church-St_Martinsville_VA_24112_M50095-38923 Log in to Reply StevenF says: 190 comments OHD Supporter 1969 Regency Nashville, TN 01/23/2017 at 2:40 pm I really like that first one. Meanwhile, that palace from 1959 seems to have suffered from owners who had more money than taste. The good news is that you can see the original 1959 craftsmanship and quality just underneath the glitzy shiny stone/marble that they’ve plastered around too liberally. And don’t even get me started on that ungainly four-sided settee in the entry way. lastly, yesterday, I toured one of your finds from a few weeks ago…the Tudor home in Yonkers. I loved it and am trying to figure out if it will work for me, financially and commute-wise. Thank you! Log in to Reply BungalowGirl says: 148 comments 01/31/2017 at 9:34 am SO HAPPY to have shared a house that got someone to go view it in person! You are so very welcome! Please, keep us posted! I agree about the 1959 house, on Cherokee Trail, but I saw the bones, and thought it worth sharing. It’s an area connected to the local golf/country club. A little over the top for me… Log in to Reply Cora says: 2024 comments 01/23/2017 at 1:05 pm I’ve been following this poor house for awhile, mostly just checking on it on Google Maps as there isn’t much info. It isn’t for sale, no one lives in it, and someone keeps the property mowed. It is in a less-than desirable area of inner-city Birmingham. I wish there was more info. I’m intrigued by its run-down beauty: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ctxivpg1zjznvom/Screenshot_20170123-125411.png?dl=0 Log in to Reply JOE says: 730 comments 01/23/2017 at 3:48 pm Hi Cora, I love the house you show in this photo, so I did a little searching. Birmingham appears to be built on a grid with the roads in an approximate grid with the major railroad tracks. which appear to me to go from SSW to NNE. All parallel roads North or South of these tracks seem to be called Avenues. Center Street which is approximately perpendicular seems to be the axis point for the perpendicular numbers. For some reason it seems that those roads west of Center Street are called streets SW and streets going east of Center are called streets North. The reason I worked to figure this out is that I was trying to search the property records for your house and the surrounding properties within that block because I am guessing from “walking the neighborhood” via satellite, that someone has bought up the whole block between 12th and 13th Avenues North and 30th and 31st Streets N. There are lots of apparently abandoned houses, (no cars parked on or around the houses), which I find to be interesting too, and empty lots. My guess, which could easily be wrong, is that that house and the rest of those are being left for Mother Nature to demolish to save on the expenses, while owner’s pursue zoning changes. After the house falls down it may be cheaper to haul it away than to hire someone to demolish it. It’s just a guess. I tried to do a property search for supporting evidence and was stymied by the state property record search engine. I ran out of patience, realized how much time I had taken and quit. If it would give you or anyone else pleasure to figure out how to do such a search the link for the Alabama state searches is here: http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/Alabama-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm I thank you for an hour or two of stimulating thought. Log in to Reply Don says: 7 comments 01/23/2017 at 2:04 pm 125 Chestnut Street Alto Pass, IL 62905 Built in 1897, Majestic Victorian close to Wine Trail, Shawnee National Forest, SIU and Bald Knob. Quiet, small town living. Great tourism and recreational area. $84,900 4 bed 3.5 bath – Prepare for the Eclipse! Come see the Mayor’s House. http://carbondale.craigslist.org/reo/5944059053.html http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Alto-Pass-IL-62905 Log in to Reply Allan says: 74 comments 01/23/2017 at 5:46 pm While doing some genealogy research I found this nice older home for sale in Milton, PA. Nice tile in the 2 full baths and built-in’s in the living area are sweet. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/409-Broadway-St_Milton_PA_17847_M49641-19051 I have this thing for stone houses! http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/250-Broadway-St_Milton_PA_17847_M47806-92261 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2024 comments 01/23/2017 at 8:36 pm 41 W Court St, Hudson, NY 12534 $1,120,000 | 4 Bed • 5 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/41-W-Court-St_Hudson_NY_12534_M34632-42971 Has this been posted? I searched but couldn’t find it. Says it’s a Barber? 22 S Franklin St, Athens, NY 12015 $725,000 | 5 Bed • 3 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/22-S-Franklin-St_Athens_NY_12015_M38451-15124 Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11683 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 01/23/2017 at 8:44 pm Yeah, it’s a Barber. It’s been rattling around my to-post list for a while but never posted (maybe it’s been shared before?) Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 01/23/2017 at 9:09 pm In Searsport this is quite the B&B right on the water. Historic captain’s home. Built by shipbuilders in 1874. http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/ME/fsba,fsbo,new,cmsn_lt/house_type/112695804_zpid/28_rid/75000-_price/286-_mp/7_days/1700-1930_built/priced_sort/49.246293,-61.479493,40.921814,-76.486817_rect/5_zm/0_mmm/ An incredible Georgian Revival mansion in Portland ME designed by Frederick Tompson. The woodwork in this house is just beautiful. https://www.trulia.com/property/1051767861-181-Western-Promenade-Portland-ME-04102 A very nice 1929 home that has not been spoiled yet. Walking distance to the beach and has the most adorable mini cabin on the property. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/9-Wood-Rd_Cape-Elizabeth_ME_04107_M41514-53705#photo30 I realize this house was built in 2007 but I am so impressed with the work they did to recreate an old gambrel saltbox. I had to share. I especially like the kitchen with it’s enormous fireplace. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1-Peppergrass-Rd_Cape-Elizabeth_ME_04107_M47685-40446#photo17 Log in to Reply says: 41 comments 01/24/2017 at 5:13 am Looking for an operational B&B in Florida? Look no further: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/402-1st-St_Micanopy_FL_32667_M62242-31704#photo24 Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 625 comments 01/24/2017 at 9:50 am Here’s an interesting mid-century. It’s got a Japanese modern mountain home vibe and complete with separate tea house. It definitely needs some TLC but retains that cool vibe. Taxes are cccrrraxy, but it is Pound Ridge. Not sure I agree with the (hipster click bait) FLW reference as it holds itself well without it. Always nice to see a unique home like this. http://www.houlihanlawrence.com/property/62042843/21-gorge-lane-pound-ridge-ny-10576 Log in to Reply says: 56 comments 01/24/2017 at 11:45 am Super grainy photos, but nonetheless looks like it could once again be beautiful http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/211-N-21st-St-Saint-Joseph-MO-64501/110494438_zpid/ 1886 Church turned into a home http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/202-Chicago-St-Marquette-IA-52158/113431360_zpid/ Old homes, like this one,that need work just really pull at my heart strings http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/140-S-Main-St-Polk-NE-68654/2095865925_zpid/ Gorgeous Tudor style home in Des Moines in a neighborhood that also has many beautiful old homes http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4233-Woodlawn-Dr-Des-Moines-IA-50312/795623_zpid/ Love the woodwork in this home http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4233-Woodlawn-Dr-Des-Moines-IA-50312/795623_zpid/ Log in to Reply says: 56 comments 01/24/2017 at 12:46 pm The last link should be for this house in Newton. Whoops! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/802-S-6th-Ave-W-Newton-IA-50208/86981505_zpid/ Log in to Reply brandymulvaine says: 59 comments 01/24/2017 at 6:00 pm http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2856-Hammond-Rd-E-Traverse-City-MI-49686/94780317_zpid/ This beautiful home is just down the road from me. So glad there’s lots of pictures! I didn’t realize it came with so much land. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2024 comments 01/24/2017 at 7:10 pm Love. I’ll take the retro TV too: 424 Oneida St, Fulton, NY 13069 $59,900 | 6 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/424-Oneida-St_Fulton_NY_13069_M31996-14400 1111 W River Blvd in Riverside, Wichita, KS 67203 $199,900 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1111-W-River-Blvd_Wichita_KS_67203_M72994-88653 Log in to Reply Cora says: 2024 comments 01/24/2017 at 7:25 pm 308 Main St in South End, Burlington, VT 05401 $945,000 | 8 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/308-Main-St_Burlington_VT_05401_M30145-02936 Log in to Reply ChrisICU says: 625 comments 01/24/2017 at 10:47 pm This is not only a lovely historic home, but it’s got one of the most unusual settings I’ve seen in a while. It’s actually adjacent to a 300 + foot tall historic monument. What a nice setting to wake up to every morning. Ok, I know a prior owner got perhaps too zealous with paint on the trim, and no pix of baths and kitchen, but I hope those are as nice as the rest. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/9-Monument-Cir_Bennington_VT_05201_M38801-69535#photo27 Daniel Donnelly house, site of the Civil War Battle of Falling Waters https://www.redfin.com/MD/Williamsport/14906-Falling-Waters-Rd-21795/home/50281483 120+ acres, Circa 1730 stone house that is not directly on the road. Needs some work, but great bones. https://www.redfin.com/MD/Williamsport/14906-Falling-Waters-Rd-21795/home/50281483 On one hand I’m happy for the people who are closing on this house. On the other hand I’m so jealous. If someone were to ask me what kind of summer kitchen I’d want look at this basement kitchen. I would be so happy down there. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/233-Burnt-Factory-Rd-Stephenson-VA-22656/75342659_zpid/ Log in to Reply Sue says: 1160 comments OHD Supporter 1802 Cape ME 01/25/2017 at 12:40 am Chris, that first house is a charmer. I did not expect the inside to look as it does from looking at the outside of the house. I am really impressed. Log in to Reply Cora says: 2024 comments 01/24/2017 at 11:33 pm THAT. CLOCK. I can’t stop looking at it. 2218 Ave E, Wilson, KS 67490 $76,000 | 3 Bed • 2 Bath http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2218-Ave-E_Wilson_KS_67490_M76470-69382 Log in to Reply says: 1 comments 01/25/2017 at 7:57 am http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/111-Chunnenuggee-Ave-Union-Springs-AL-36089/120592715_zpid/?view=public Log in to Reply Jennifer Riley says: 1 comments 01/25/2017 at 12:03 pm http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4076-W-Small-Rd_La-Porte_IN_46350_M49290-40826 Log in to Reply Kelly, OHD says: 11683 comments Admin 1901 Folk Victorian Chestatee, GA 01/25/2017 at 12:31 pm Wow! I had to share right away! https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2017/01/25/1865-gothic-revival-la-porte-in/ Log in to Reply Samantha R says: 4 comments 01/26/2017 at 9:59 am I was browsing homes in Galveston, TX and came across this gem. Unfortunately, I’d need to win the lottery to buy it, but it’s pretty amazing. http://www.har.com/u/DBD44372E Log in to Reply JimH says: 4845 comments OHD Supporter 01/26/2017 at 11:30 am Here’s an 1850ish Italianate farmhouse in Washington County NY near Vermont; not that special really. The listing says 1889, from a date carved in a lintel by the owner when he remodeled the place: Fonrose Farwell 1889. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3011-State-Route-22A_Hampton_NY_12837_M39234-77298#photo7 Farwell’s bio in the 1878 county history says he bought the place in the 1860’s and there’s an illustration: https://archive.org/stream/historyofwashing00john#page/362 Fonrose Farwell was a successful farmer and beekeeper with a great name, and high self-esteem. His cemetery monument is astonishing! https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31261809 Log in to Reply brandymulvaine says: 59 comments 01/28/2017 at 12:36 pm They died a few of weeks apart, weird! Log in to Reply KellyL says: 1 comments 01/26/2017 at 6:21 pm This outside of this house was portrayed as Mary Richards’ home in the Mary Tyler Moore show. https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/mn/minneapolis/2104-kenwood-parkway/pid_871947/ Log in to Reply Melvil says: 7 comments 01/27/2017 at 2:41 pm Selling my house! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5387-Lickton-Pike-Goodlettsville-TN-37072/41050637_zpid/?view=public One of the rare example of antebellum homes built of concrete european style! Log in to Reply Comment Here Cancel reply Please Register or Login to post a comment. Registration is free. Think before you type! Keep comments a friendly place for each other, owners and agents. Comments that do not add value to the conversation in a positive manner will not be approved. Click here to read the comment rules, updated 1/12/20.Commenting means you've read and will abide by the comment rules. OHD does not represent this home. 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